10 Inspirational Movie Speeches

We’re compiling a list of the best inspirational speeches in the movies. Here are ten of our favorites. What are yours?

Facing the Giants (2006)

Death Crawl

Coach Grant Taylor urges his team to give their best for the game; to not ever give up before they’ve started. There is a lot more inside of you than you might believe.

Braveheart (1995)

William Wallace

Based on the real speech that William Wallace gave before the Battle of Stirling, Wallace exhorts his people to fight for their freedom and not live one further day in slavery.

Rocky Balboa (2006)

It Ain’t How Hard You Hit

Rocky teaches his grown son to stop blaming others and to take charge of his own life. This is a great heart to heart from a father to a son about taking responsibility.

Remember the Titans (2000)

Coach Boone’s Speech

Coach Boone reminds his players of the Battle of Gettysburg and the need for them to come together as a team.

Miracle (2004)

You Were Born for This

US Hockey Team Coach Herb Brooks put together a team of amateurs to play against the world’s elite hockey player. Prior to the semi final game against the Russians he speaks to the team as they sit in the locker room. “Great moments are born from great opportunity”

Rudy (1993)

Don’t Let Them Get the Best of You

Fortune, the janitor pushes Rudy with one of a powerful motivational speech. “I guarantee a week won’t go by in your life you won’t regret walking out, letting them get the best of ya. You hear me clear enough?”

Little Giants (1994)

One Time

Coach Danny O’Shea inspires his team by telling them about the one time he beat his brother. Even if the other guys beat you ninety-nine times out of one hundred, that still leaves one time.

We are Marshall (2006)

We Cannot Lose

The coach of a football team delivers a speech honoring the memory of the prior team that had been killed in a plane crash. How do you pick it up when all seems lost? “This is your opportunity to rise from the ashes and grab glory!”

Invictus (2009)

This Is Our Country

In overtime, South African Rugby Captain François Pienaar urges his team to fight on for victory. It’s short, sweet, and to the point.

Hoosiers (1986)

I Don’t Care What the Scoreboard Says

Coach Dale talks about the need to be winners. Forget about the distractions, just put out the effort and concentration to win at what you want.

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